Thursday, May 14, 2009

Giants!

Generally most people think that giants are only in fairy tales and folk tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk or Paul Bunyan. But, that isn't the case. Giants are actually mentioned in the Bible in Genesis as being the offspring of the Nephilim (fallen ones). It also mentions another race of giants known as the Rephaim. Then there is the more commonly known story of David and Goliath. Although, it would seem by Goliath's day, the giants were probably already few and far between, as besides Goliath, they aren't really mentioned anymore.

But is there any evidence besides that there were once giants living on the earth? Perhaps there is...lets look at some examples:

-George W. Hill, M.D., dug out a skeleton "of unusual size" in a mound of Ashland County, Ohio. In 1879, a nine-foot, eight-inch skeleton was excavated from a mound near Brewersville, Indiana. (Indianapolis News, Nov 10, 1975)

-"A skeleton which is reported to have been of enormous dimensions" was found in a clay coffin, with a sandstone slab containing hieroglyphics, during mound explorations by a Dr everhart near Zanesville, Ohio. (American Antiquarian, v3, 1880, pg61)

-In Minnesota, 1888, were discovered remains of seven skeletons 7 to 8 feet tall. (St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 29, 1888)

-A mound near Toledo, Ohio, held 20 skeletons, seated and facing east with jaws and teeth "twice as large as those of present day people," and besides each was a large bowl with "curiously wrought hieroglyphic figures." (Chicago Record, Oct. 24, 1895; cited by Ron G. Dobbins, NEARA Journal, v13, fall 1978)

-In February and June of 1931, large skeletons were found in the Humboldt lake bed near Lovelock, Nevada. The first of these two skeletons found measured 8 1/2 feet tall and appeared to have been wrapped in a gum-covered fabric similiar to the Egyptian manner. The second skeleton was almost 10 feet long.(Review - Miner, June 19, 1931)

-In 1911, several red-haired mummies ranging from 6 and a half feet to 8 feet tall were discovered in a cave in Lovelock, Nevada.

What's interesting about that last one is the fact that seemingly ancient mummies found in Nevada had red hair...from a time when the land was supposedly only inhabited by dark haired Native Americans. Stories of giants come from all over the world too. Sometimes they range from relatively "small" giants ranging in heights from 7 to 9 feet, to others around 12 feet, and some really large ones being as big as 20 feet!

Here are some pictures to look at too:


This fossilized 12 foot 2 inch tall giant with six toes on its right foot was allegedly dug up by a Mr. Dyer and was reported in the December 1895 issue of Strand Magazine. It was on display in Britain for a while until after a dispute over its ownership. After that, it seems to have disappeared. So now we don't know the details of it, or whether or not it was even a legit find or a hoax. It's possible it was a hoax, but its also possible some people just didn't want people to know about it. In the late 19th century, theories such as Darwinism were gaining a lot of popularity in scientific circles (especially in Britain), and it's possible they didn't want an anomalous find like this bringing into question or complicating their precious Darwinism they were so proudly teaching and making a living off of. It's also possible, though less likely, that historians didn't want it on display for basically the same reasons, it would add another chapter to the past that they didn't know about and may challenge their pride, and what they had already been teaching about history for a long time. For a "fairy tale" to be true, it's possible they didn't want a find like this interfering with what they had already established to be true.

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This one is on display at the Mt. Blanco museum in Texas and is actually a sculpture of a supposedly legit find from Turkey in the 1950's. Unfortunately, I dont know where the real one is, or if anyone even knows where the real one is, if there even is a real one.

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